Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Just unwind

It's amazing what you can learn from other crafters. While teaching a layout class at Alison Bevis' BYO Stuff craft event, I learned some cool techniques from the other 2 teachers, Sharon Pick and Beck Beattie. They were kind enough to let me scraplift their ideas for our class next week. 

First we will stamp a frame for our photos, like Sharon did. It's so effective! It works for any shape photo, but we will cut some photos into circles for the best look. 

Then we will use a heat embossing technique with Beck's Metallic Melts. See how the stars have lots of different colours embedded in them? They look amazing and show different colours, depending on the lighting.

You will choose your contrast colour (where I used yellow), to go with your own photos.
All you will need is 2 photos and they don't have to be black and white. Mine were both 4x6" but the larger one needs to be a portrait photo to get the right size circle. If you only have a landscape photo, you can either flip the layout on its side or use an enlargement (5x7 or 6x8"). We can adjust the size of the circle to suit your photo. If you have a choice, print the photo without a white frame. And if you're really keen, you can use 3 or 4 photos and make more stamped circles. 
Then we'll add some cool embellishments like a zipper frame, a light bulb and winding up key, also some  journaling spots (to write on them, bring a permanent pen) and some stenciling with the amazing pearl paste.

Would you like to give it a try?
Come to TJ's on Monday at 9:30am or Tuesday at 10am or 5pm (new start time!)
Cost is $25 and includes all materials.
See you there!

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